Six-year-old Emily Padgett donates her first haircut to Locks of Love photo gallery

Emily Padgett entered this world with a head full of hair. In time, her hair grew and grew, weathering occasional trims but never a cut. Strangers would compliment her locks, which flowed to her waist like fine thread the color of cornsilk. Her kindergarten teacher at Pride Elementary would be rich if she had a dime for every time she had to tell a classmate to stop touching Emily's hair. Her dad could spot her immediately in a crowd. He just looked for the hair.

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